Let’s start with a quick story: In the 19th
century, Ignaz Semmelweiss worked as an obstetrics assistant in Vienna General
Hospital. Soon after beginning work, he discovered that women who were treated
in the doctor-run maternity ward were becoming ill and dying at an alarmingly
higher rate than those who were treated in the mid-wife run ward.
The doctors were often coming directly from performing
autopsies and weren’t taking any steps in between for proper sanitation. He, and
Florence Nightingale around the same time, pushed for strict hand-washing
regulations but were met with resistance. It wasn’t until the 1980s when the US
Center for Disease Control implemented important hygiene guidelines requiring
strict hand-washing procedures and regulations; but keeping your hands clean is
only the first basic step of ensuring cleanliness in a healthcare environment.
care center is a fast-paced environment with patients coming and going
at all hours. From illnesses and injuries to preventative care and blood tests,
your staff treats people of all ages with all types of conditions and needs.
It’s vital to protect your healthcare workers and patients by adhering to facility-wide
In this blog, we’re discussing the top 10 tips to ensure your urgent care center is always clean and sanitary for your staff and patients.
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Most commercial buildings, from office complexes to restaurants,
take advantage of the professional service of a commercial cleaning provider to
give their spaces the deep clean they deserve. So much more than a way of
keeping up appearances and making lasting first impressions, this type of
thorough cleaning gives teams a safe, healthy and welcoming place to work and
gives customers a great experience and end product or service they can count
Read more “Commercial Cleaning Calculator: How Much Does A Commercial Cleaning Service Cost?”
Industrial cleaning services are
specialized cleaning services for areas in industrial facilities, such as
factories and manufacturing facilities, self-storage buildings, warehouses and
power plants. Because many industrial environments are busy, high-traffic
places, whether they manufacture products around the clock or simply store
goods until shipment or removal, industrial cleaning truly entails performing
thorough, consistent cleaning using specialized cleaning tools and techniques—a
job typically done by a professional commercial cleaning service team.
Read more “What Are Industrial Cleaning Services?”
Finding a trusted professional cleaning service to maintain
your building—especially when you work in the healthcare industry—can be
challenging. It takes an experienced team to understand the nuances of working
in a care environment and apply up-to-date cleaning best practices to a
hospital, which relies on clean and sanitized areas to function properly and
reduce health risks for patients, staff and visitors. If you’re curious about
the skills and expertise that a cleaning service needs today or you want to
confirm that your current team is doing a great job, review some of the key
things they should know about how to make your facility safe and spotless.
Read more “Hospital Cleaning: What Your Cleaning Service Already Knows”
We all know that the young workforce has high expectations for today’s businesses. As employees, they want to do business for companies that remain professional and provide a healthy, welcoming space for team members to work, learn and grow. As customers, they want to purchase products and services from brands that look, feel and sound both authentic and transparent. All of these traits come together to form a first impression for professionals and consumers young and old. But organizations across all industries forget the value of a first impression. Efforts to build an appealing and modern brand image become buried under the day-to-day work creating outstanding products and services and managing business operations.
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It’s imperative that operating rooms be kept clean in order to ensure patient and healthcare staff safety from harmful microorganisms. Terminal cleaning is typically carried out after an operating room has been used to treat a patient with a multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) infection.
Read more “Terminal Cleaning of Operating Rooms: What It (Really) Means”
A thorough cleaning regiment must be employed by hospital cleaning and janitorial staff in order to ensure proper microbe and disease remediation for the safety of employees, and most importantly of patients. A hospital or healthcare environment is unique in the respect that it houses people with compromised health, while also housing potentially deadly diseases and microbes in proximity, and often in the same room. It’s for this reason that hospital cleaning procedures and methods must be full-proof and carried out by qualified staff who can ensure satisfactory microbial and disease remediation.
Read more “Hospital Cleaning Procedures & Methods: How to Ensure a Spotless Environment of Care”
When it comes to the world of cleaning, there are two
distinct service types available: commercial cleaning and residential cleaning.
There are a few key differences that make the two cleaning options appropriate
for different buildings and cleaning needs. The most obvious difference is the facility
type, including sanitary requirements and use schedules which dictate when a
commercial cleaning company is needed over a residential one; but there are other
differences. This blog will discuss and dissect commercial and residential
cleaning services, and the context in which each is most appropriate.
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Cleanroom standards are some of the most stringent to adhere to. A cleanroom must be meticulously cleaned and disinfected depending on the type of research, development or assembly taking place within it. For instance, a clean room used for developing or assembling pharmaceuticals has a wide range of factors that will contribute to its classification, depending on how clean the room needs to be in order for untainted assembly and production to take place.
Read more “Cleanroom Classifications: How to Properly Disinfect Each Type”
A school, office or healthcare facility’s fitness center equipment and locker room are some of the dirtiest places on the campus premises, where harmful germs, viruses and parasites love to fester and hide.
Read more “Fitness Center Cleaning Checklist for Schools, Offices and Healthcare Facilities”